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Motorcycle Clothes Reviews


Alpinestars GP Tech Leather Suit

Alpinestars Supertech Leather Gloves

Rukka Winter Jacket and Trousers

Shoei X-Spirit III

SIDI Vortice Boots



Alpinestars GP Tech Leather Suit

If you liked the leather gloves we reviewed earlier you most likely like this top of the line one piece suit from Alpinestars made from premium materials such as kangaroo and bovine leather combined with reinforced stitching and CE approved protectors, chest pad made from poly-foam padding can be further upgraded by Bionic chest pads as well as back protector.

We have tested it on a race track as it's the place where it will be used by most riders as it is one piece suit inconvenient for the everyday road use.

The suit felt very natural and flexible, changing position on the bike and getting your knee down was an easy task without any cramped feelings, not an easy task for a suit that was not tailor-made like the ones that are made specifically for the riders in MotoGP.

The well positioned air vents are doing it's job perfectly and the inner mesh can be easily removed and washed after hot day of racing, the aesthetics are very nice too and we really couldn't find anything wrong about this suit except for the price that is way too high.

It's available in three main colors: Black, Red and White that you can check in our gallery section below.

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Alpinestars Supertech Leather Gloves

It doesn't get any better than this, this gloves straight from MotoGP racing is made of only the highest quality materials like kangaroo leather for better comfort and durability, they feel like a second skin on your hands with perfect feel and grip, we have tested them in wet conditions as well as hot weathers and they performed absolutely brilliant.

Using the clutch and front brake with two fingers is easy, you don't feel any tension that would block your feeling on the handles, the feel is natural and light.

Targeted for race track riders but also great on public roads, they don't constrain your movement thanks to very precise stitching and overall design, every component has a CE level 2 supertech certificate to ensure safety and comfort.

And as always with the Italy, not only performing great but looking great too. They are without doubt the best gloves we ever had but this precision comes with a very high price, we advice to wait for a while before buying as the price may go down after a while.

They come in five different color variations, we like the white/black combo the most but they look stunning in every imaginable combination, we're sure everyone will find their favorite one with no problem.

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Rukka Winter Jacket and Trousers

If you're looking for good protection against cold days this two part suit consisting of Armaxis jacket and Armaxion trousers is what you need, it comes with 6-year warranty which is a testament of good quality.

It's made from 3-layer gore-Tex strengthened with Kevlar and Cordura with detachable thermal jacket and thermo-reflective inner liner for the trousers that keeps you warm even in very cold conditions, the ventilation system could be better as it will prevent you from wearing it in the hot days but overall quality is superb and the whole suit looks very nice but of course it depends on your taste.

Both parts of suit are well protected against rain and the YKK-Aqua seal front zipper is well made.
Jacket have six pockets two inside and four outside - all waterproof plus four pockets in the detachable inner jacket, the trousers have one outside pocket.
For better fit you have adjustable upper and lower arm, the jacket can be connected to the trousers by a zipper for better protection.

It comes in three colors: All black, black/red, black/yellow.

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Shoei X-Spirit III

Used by the best in MotoGP, one of the most advanced helmet on the market engineered to the perfection with safety and aerodynamics as the main objective.
This full racing helmet was built with no compromises using the latest technologies and knowledge gathered from many decades of racing.
Helmet has different types and levels of shock absorbing high performance fiber that will spread and absorb energy on impact.
In case of accident there's a quick release system called E.Q.R.S for safe helmet removal that may save your spine from permanent injury.
Comes with the only right fastening system there is, Double-D ring for absolute reliability.
New interchangeable rear stabilizers reduce the vibrations by 50% compared to previous model, you can chose smaller or bigger flaps depending on the track layout.

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SIDI Vortice Boots

We have tested this racing boots in variety of weather conditions on the track and on the road, the fitment is perfect thanks to many tensioners SIDI is known for, in hot days you can open multiple vents located on the front and on the side of boots, we found it sufficient for hot days but if you want even more air and don't need protection from rain you may want to check the Vortice Air model that are perforated.

As we like riding in the rain we have chosen the Vortice version and they have accomplished the task with no problems, they are very light thanks to the new material used called "TECHNOMICRO microfibre" that is softer than leather and more durable.

Of course this are full blown racing boots so don't even think of using them to walk more than to fill up the tank at gas station but soon as you get on the bike they feel great, you feel that sport soul in them without any compromises, switching gears in them is pure pleasure the only thing we would like SIDI to change is the thick ending of the plastic on the inside of the boots that sometimes get stuck with the guard of the foot pegs rear set, if it was a slick ending it wouldn't bother but not all rear sets will give you this problem, nonetheless it's a major disappointment as it is not a new thing, we had the same problem in 2005 with the SIDI Vertigo Corsa boots with standard rear sets on the Yamaha YZF-R1 RN12 model.

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